Homestead High School students caught vaping THC in school bathroom
MEQUON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Six Mequon high school students were caught vaping THC in a school bathroom.
A teacher at Homestead High School notified the school resource officer after they noticed a student acting out of the ordinary -- making odd comments and even falling to the floor on September 11.
The Mequon Fire Department was called and the student was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
It was determined six girls -- all aged 14 or 15-years-old -- were sharing a THC vape pen in the bathroom.
They were all given city citations for possessing THC and one of the girls was cited for drug paraphernalia.
Mequon police say each citation comes with a $435 fine and a mandatory court appearance.
“Parents just need to be aware of what vape products are and educate themselves, and pay attention to the behavior of their children to try and prevent incidents like this happening in the future,” said Mequon Police Department Captain John Hoell.
The Mequon-Thiensville School District released the following statement:
"Vaping, whether nicotine or THC, is a matter we take very seriously. Substance abuse education, including vaping, is a formal component of our district’s health curriculum. However, we recognize that this is a community issue, and we continue to engage with families and community partners to make all aware of the dangers associated with vaping and substance abuse, and the available community resources.
“In matters involving students, we will not share personal information about individual cases or specific incidents, per The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which is a federal law that protects the privacy of students."